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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the word "unassailable" mean in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Unable to be devoured.
(b) Unable to be dissuaded.
(c) Capable of logic and enterprise.
(d) Unable to be attacked or defeated.

2. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His nephew.
(b) His brother.
(c) His son.
(d) His father.

3. Charles Dickens is regarded as the greatest novelist of what era?
(a) The modernist era.
(b) The Victorian era.
(c) The Edwardian era.
(d) The Renaissance.

4. When was E. Franklin Frazier born?
(a) 1859.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1936.
(d) 1894.

5. How does the author describe his father's life in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Bombastic.
(b) Terrible.
(c) Impressive.
(d) Ambitious.

6. What does the author describe his ancestors building in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Cars.
(b) Skyscrapers.
(c) Railroads.
(d) Factories.

7. After whom was the letter recipient named in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) After the author.
(b) After his godfather.
(c) After his grandfather.
(d) After his father.

8. The author states in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook," "We cannot be free until" what?
(a) "They are dead."
(b) "They are free."
(c) "We are educated."
(d) "We are one."

9. Where did Charles Dickens live?
(a) France.
(b) The United States.
(c) Ireland.
(d) England.

10. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?
(a) "A beacon of yesterday."
(b) "Great again."
(c) "Better than it has ever been."
(d) "What America must become."

11. How many times does the author say he has begun his letter and torn it up in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) 5 times.
(b) 2 times.
(c) 4 times.
(d) 3 times.

12. When was E. Franklin Frazier's book The Negro Family in the United States published?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1943.
(c) 1959.
(d) 1932.

13. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to a firm upright support for a superstructure?
(a) Ballast.
(b) Mast.
(c) Chattel.
(d) Pillar.

14. How does the author sign off in his letter in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Your son, James."
(b) "Your father."
(c) "Your brother, James."
(d) "Your uncle, James."

15. How does the author conclude his letter in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "God bless you, James, and Godspeed."
(b) "I love you, dear James, and I send my love to the family."
(c) "I hope that you will forgive me."
(d) "I will see you on the morrow."

Short Answer Questions

1. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to desire and determination to achieve success?

2. How does the author describe the letter recipient as a baby in "My Dungeon Shook"?

3. What does the author claim to act is to be in "My Dungeon Shook"?

4. What is the name of the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook"?

5. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "Let him laugh and I see" what?

(see the answer keys)

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